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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Giles

Te Deum

Nicetas, Bishop of Remesiana; (4th century)

O God, we praise You, and acknowledge You to be the supreme Lord. Everlasting Father, all the earth worships You. All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers, All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to You: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Your glory. The glorious choir of the Apostles, The wonderful company of Prophets, The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise You. The Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges You: The Father of infinite Majesty; Your beloved, true and only Son; Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. O Christ, You are the King of glory! You are the everlasting Son of the Father. When You took it upon Yourself to deliver humanity, You did not disdain the Virgin's womb. Having overcome the sting of death, You opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. You sit at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father. We believe that You will come to be our Judge. We, therefore, beg You to help Your servants whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood. Let them be numbered with Your Saints in everlasting glory.

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance! Govern them, and raise them up forever.

Every day we thank You. And we praise Your Name forever, yes, forever and ever.

O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we hope in You. O Lord, in You I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.


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